Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Drive To Five: 2011 Comebacks and Goodbyes

Welcome back to the Drive to Five. This year of 2015 will mark the fifth edition of the Platinum Vinyl Awards. It has been a fun ride, and it gets bigger and better every year. Look for some giveaways to begin soon as well.

We get back into our time machine and return to the year 2011. I know, kind of a short trip. We are going over a bit of the same ground as in a past post, but we will add to it. Every year new groups enter the arena and hope to make their mark on the world. At the same time, due to either age, discouragement or various other reasons, a number of groups and artists drop out. We have already addressed the Class of 2011, as we call the new class. These will be the drop-outs of sorts. Of course there is a third class, that of the comeback. There is always that point time when artists say "Where shall I go? I can not dig, to beg I am ashamed..." There were two of those as well.

Like I said, these two were mentioned in a previous post. The first of those two Angie Turner, aka Miss Angie, has come back a long road from Triumphantine back in 2000. Time and Space came out in 2011 and garnered a dance song win, but fell short of the comeback. That award went to Burlap to Cashmere. All I can say is that it's good to force yourself to look back once in a while, somtimes you miss things. Miss Angie dropped off the radar after releasing the single Restore in 2012. However she released an EP in 2013 and is busy being a mom. Hope to hear from her again soon. 

One sort of semi-retirement goes to Eowyn Riggins, known simply as Eowyn. She has transplanted herself to Virginia with her husband and has put music on the back burner for now, but is still interested in starting a new band. We shall wait.

There was one official retirement in 2011. Underoath took the nomination and ran. They are missed, though the Hard Rock field has not suffered in their absence. Perhaps it was a good thing.

That clears out 2011 for us as well. Next time we shall take up the Third Awards, when we finally added a video awards section. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.